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CRYPTIC CLUES:

Across

1. This kind of wire

could be a great

help (9)

8. See 10 Down

9. Undisclosed sign

for those who

are dictated to

(11)

11. Imposed

limits on what

vaulters did (7)

12. Well-defined

tribe round the

East (5)

13. Stick high

explosive in the

very centre (6)

15. The attitude of

the driver who is

on course (6)

17. Laments for a

principality,one

hears (5)

18. A retreat to

conceal away

from home (4-3)

20. A set means of sending

signals (11)

22. Timber that falls out of the

fire (3)

23. All separately entrusted to

the care of the mortician? (9)

Down

2. Sounds like the first person to

take a look (3)

3. The sin of the over-eager

consumer? (5)

4. Prizes that produce serious

conflict in advertisements (6)

5. A shortening of capital cover!

(4-3)

6. Superlatively oriental? (11)

7. The sort of precautions

shown by the best ring

entertainers (9)

10 & 8 Ac. Seized when breaking

the law,as the trapeze artist

may be (6,2,3,3)

11. Kind of cake for a dollar meal

(9)

14. Repeat what has been said

about part of the federation

(7)

16. He acts in a refined way (6)

19. Flower is seen between

sunrise and sunset (5)

21. Reach a conclusion in sudden

deliberations (3)

QUICK CLUES:

Across

1. Pierce (9)

8. Be in debt (3)

9. Ban (11)

11. Foreshow (7)

12. Walk (5)

13. Starry (6)

15. Make more intense (6)

17. Giver (5)

18. Scandalise (7)

20. Unconcerned (11)

22. Transgression (3)

23. With sincerity (9)

Down

2. Make a mistake (3)

3. Artifice (5)

4. Foreigners (6)

5. Letter (7)

6. Consider (11)

7. Dwelling-place (9)

10. Unpaid (11)

11. Mildness (9)

14. Shorten (7)

16. Money-chest (6)

19. In that place (5)

21. Nothing (3)

Yesterday’s answers

DOUBLE CROSSWORD:

Cryptic: Across: 7 Usages; 8 Editor;

10 Takings; 11 Reign; 12 Rita; 13

Tense; 17 State; 18 Rhea; 22 Owned;

23 Observe; 24 Spoons; 25 Supple.

Down: 1 Austere; 2 Rackets; 3 Beano; 4

Address; 5 Stain; 6 Crane; 9 Assertion;

14 Student; 15 Therapy; 16 Tapered; 19

Mouse; 20 Union; 21 Issue.

Quick: Across: 7 Earned; 8 Vacant;

10 Envelop; 11 Angry; 12 Odds; 13

Scorn; 17 Sweat; 18 Stye; 22 Allow; 23

Observe; 24 Desert; 25 Reeled. Down:

1 Develop; 2 Provide; 3 Realm; 4

Macabre; 5 Range; 6 Stays; 9 Spectator;

14 Awkward; 15 Startle; 16 Defends; 19

Hardy; 20 Close; 21 Askew.